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The VCU School of Pharmacy has been ranked among the top three schools or colleges at VCU for the number of its invention disclosures in 2017.

A photo of Yan Zhang, Ph.D., from the Innovation Gateway annual report for V-C-U.
VCU School of Pharmacy’s Yan Zhang, Ph.D., is featured in the annual report.

In its 2017 annual report the VCU Innovation Gateway, part of the university’s Office of Research and Innovation, records Pharmacy with 14 invention disclosures for the year.

First in the list is the VCU School of Medicine with 62 inventions; second is the School of Engineering with 58. Pharmacy is third.

Among the faculty cited from VCU School of Pharmacy:

  • Yan Zhang, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, for his work on opioid receptor research.
  • Dayanjan “Shanaka” Wijesinghe, Ph.D., for his work with Sudha Jayaraman, M.D., on a method to use a blood test to test for medications and other drugs in ER patients.

The full list and more information can be seen in the annual report.

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